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Accessibility Policy

Hitachi Group Website Accessibility Policy

The following accessibility policy has been established for Hitachi Group websites, in line with "Guidelines for older persons and persons with disabilities - Information and communications equipment, software and services - Part 3: Web content" (JIS X 8341-3:2010) as a part of Japanese Industrial Standards, which guidelines are associated with WCAG 2.0 (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0) (open in new window) from W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) (open in new window).

  • Level of Accessibility and Extent of Compliance: We seek to achieve Level A and AA compliance according to JIS X 8341-3:2010 standards. (The level A and AA in JIS X 8341-3:2010 are equivalent to the level A and AA in WCAG 2.0)
    - The concept of compliance represents a web content is developed with following requirements of JIS X 8341-3:2010, and also are met all accessibility criteria of targeting level A and AA.
  • Scope of Compliance: The general compliance of entire websites is not our primary goal at this point. Rather, as a preliminary goal, we seek to achieve compliance for individual pages, and then to achieve compliance for as many pages as possible (with a minimum of approximately 50 pages).
    - After we have met our initial objectives, the scope will be expanded to include new pages being developed, as we gradually increase the number of compliant pages on Hitachi sites.

Upon this policy, we are committed to maintaining and improving accessibility in Hitachi Group websites, not just for disabled or elderly visitors but for all website visitors.

Test Results

The following pages have been tested according to JIS X 8341-3:2010, Section 8.1.1, and confirmed as "compliant."


Level of Accessibility TargetedAA
URI40 pages
See "Tested Web pages" below
Web content technologies relied uponXHTML 1.0, CSS 2, JavaScript 1.3 However, following page is based on HTML 4.01http://www.hitachi.us/press/contact/
Accessibility Criteria ChecklistSee "Accessibility Criteria Checklist" below.
The Latest Date of TestingJanuary 28, 2013
Accessibility Criteria Met at a Higher Level Than That Declared
  • Current Location
  • Changes of Context by Visitor Request

Tested Web pages

Accessibility Criteria Checklist


  • Applicable
    Yes: Accessibility criteria apply to the tested webpage
    –: Accessibility criteria do not apply to the tested webpage
  • Compliant
    Yes: Tested page meets accessibility criteria
    No: Tested page does not meet accessibility criteria

Level A

#Accessibility CriteriaApplicableCompliantNotes ContentYesYesNo image maps, applets, objects, Flash, ASCII art, emoticons, leetspeak, or web forms Audio- or Video-only Media-YesNo transcription for audio content, per Hitachi, Ltd. approval for Prerecorded Audio Content-YesNo captions for audio content, per Hitachi, Ltd. approval to/Audio Descriptions of Prerecorded Video Content-YesNo alternatives for video content, per Hitachi, Ltd. approval and RelationshipsYesYesNo web forms, dynamic web pages/content SequenceYesYes CharacteristicsYesYes of ColorYesYesBrowser-generated text all same color due to CSS of Audio Content-YesNo audio-only content OperationsYesYesNo web forms of FocusYesYes Time Limits-YesNo web forms, time limits, Stopping, and Hiding ContentYesYes Flashes or Below Threshold-YesNo flashing content Blocks of ContentYesYes TitleYesYes SequenceYesYesNo dynamic web pages/content of Links, as Determined by ContextYesYes of PageYesYes Behavior When Components Receive FocusYesYes Behavior When Visitors Change Settings-YesNo web forms Error Identification-YesNo web forms or Instructions-YesNo web forms of ContentYesYes Names, Roles, and Values-YesNo web forms, dynamic web pages/content, Flash, Silverlight, or Java applets

Level AA

#Accessibility CriteriaApplicableCompliantNotes for Live Audio Content-YesNo live audio content Descriptions for Prerecorded Video Content-YesNo captions for audio content, per Hitachi, Ltd. approval ContrastYesYes ResizingYesYes Representations of TextYesYes Ways to Reach ContentYesYes and LabelsYesYesNo web forms FocusYesYes of Parts-YesAll pages are English only NavigationYesYes IdentificationYesYes to Correct Input Errors-YesNo web forms, content with input error identification Prevention (in Legal, Financial, Data Management, or Test Contexts)-YesNo content with legal or financial transactions, data modification, or test responses

Level AAA

#Accessibility CriteriaApplicableCompliantNotes LocationYesYes of Context by Visitor RequestYesYes